New York State free snowmobiling weekend announced

New York courts snowmobiling tourists with free weekend
Posted at 12:19 PM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 12:19:17-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — In an effort to boost tourism New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the state's free snowmobiling weekend.

March 14th and 15th will be a free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers.

"New York is home to more than 10,000 miles of some of the best snowmobiling trails in the nation, all with the backdrop of stunning natural beauty that has to be seen to believe," said Cuomo. "With this free snowmobiling weekend, we are encouraging visitors from far and wide to come to the North Country and points between, experience our great outdoor recreational activities for themselves and further strengthen New York's booming tourism industry."

$4.2 million in local grants was also awarded for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming across the state.

"As part of Governor Cuomo's effort to make New York a wintertime destination, these funds help keep trails safe and well-groomed for residents and visitors who visit New York to enjoy our outstanding trail network. This work is made possible by a partnership with hard-working members of snowmobile clubs across the state," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid.